Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stimulus 103: Real World Perspectives

If you missed the AMA webinar titled, "Stimulus 103: Real World Perspectives," then you may be glad to know that you can view the archived session here: and then look under "Health IT webinars." Or, you can click on this direct link:

This is the 3rd part to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) webinar series by the AMA. The presenters include:
  • Amanda Ervin, Director of Health Information Technology Initiatives, AMA
  • Gary S. Schenk, Sr., MD, Gaston Family Care, Gastonia, NC
The agenda includes the following topics:
  • Update on meaningful use
  • Small practice perception of meaningful use as it pertains to utilization of an EHR
Seems like we're getting closer to really understanding and defining "meaningful use." The Health IT Policy Committee's "meaningful use" work group will meet today in Washington to submit revised recommendations to Dr. David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The next HIT policy committee meeting is scheduled for August 14.

1 comment:

  1. TO pay for optional health care A good start on paying for optional health care would be to put a 3 to 5% sales tax on all imported retail goods. This would be a good boost to Buy America, with cars it would help those companies left in here. Those like myself who would benefit the most for this would also be paying a big potion of the taxes, because we shop at big box stores who mainly sale imported goods. A 3 to 5% sales tax on retail imported goods including cars. Won’t break the bank of the poor. It will also lesson the wedge between those who are making bank and those who are working for them making nothing.